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From soup to nuts

Posted by Zachary T. Lehman on July 31, 2000

I have been trying to find information on the origin, or meaning of the phrase "from soup to nuts" for some time. I understand that it means more or less, "from start to finish" but the reference escapes me. Can some one please enlighten me? email response would be appreciated! [email protected]

Thanks,

Zachary T. Lehman